The University of Washington is committed to nondiscrimination by ensuring access to all programs, services, and activities. As such the University will provide notice of equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations on all relevant publications, course and program information, applications, and advertisements of University programs, services, and activities.

Current statements and descriptions as to where they must appear to follow. This is in accordance with UW Executive Order No. 31 & APS 46.4. The required statements vary by type and use, tailored options are possible through consultation with the Office of the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator.

Additional accessibility resources for events and marketing/communications are available on the Best Practices page.

Program Access

Departments are encouraged to demonstrate the University’s values of access and inclusion when they share information about their program, service, or activity.

[INSERT department] services are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact [INSERT department contact, phone number, and email address].

Announcement of Events Open to the Public, Employees, or Students

Announcements are made through brochures, flyers, position postings, web flyers, email blasts, social media event pages, event advertisements, etc. Open meetings and trainings may also fall into this category. If a calendar software is used (i.e. Trumba, etc.) include it in the templates for invitations. All announcements should include the following statement:

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. To make a request connected to a disability or health condition contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address], by [INSERT specific date].

If limited space

Accommodation requests related to a disability or health condition should be made by [INSERT specific date] to [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

Informational Publications

Informational publications are considered any educational or informative materials and include brochures, pamphlets, fact sheets, reports, catalogs, etc. All informational publications should include the following statement in footer, back cover, table of contents, etc.:

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. This publication will be made available in an accessible alternative format upon request. Please contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

If limited space

This publication will be made available in an accessible alternative format upon request. Please contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

If an online accessible document exists

An accessible document is located online at [INSERT direct link to document]. For additional access please contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

Electronic Forms

Electronic forms include applications (e.g. scholarships), surveys, registrations, or other forms. When this statement is presented can vary by the type of form. Placement in a landing page of a survey or application before beginning the form is recommended. For registration forms placing the statement during registration and/or confirmation of registration is recommended. All electronic forms should include the following statement:

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. If any accommodation is needed in the completion and submission of this form please contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

If limited space

If an accommodation is needed in the completion and submission of this form please contact [INSERT sponsoring department contact, phone number, and email address].

Course Information (credit and non-credit)

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) offers the following statements for faculty to include in their syllabi for courses for credit:

For non-credit courses (e.g. professional development, training, etc.):

Access and Accommodations: Your experience in this class is important to us. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by [INSERT specific date] to [INSERT sponsoring department contact person, phone number, and email address].

Procurement of Information Technology

IT products developed at, purchased by, or used at the University are required to be accessible. Review UW IT Policy information for:

Employment Applications & Admission Recruitment Materials

The statements to ensure equal opportunity in applications for admission and employment and the guidelines for their use are available on the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action website.

Religious Accommodation Policy

Statement to ensure notice of exceptions for religious absence(s) are available on the Office of the University Registrar website.